Woonsocket sex offender guilty of child porn charges

Woonsocket sex offender guilty of child porn charges

PROVIDENCE – Jason Boudreau, 43, of Woonsocket, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Providence on Friday, May 11, to federal child pornography charges.

Appearing before U.S. District Court Judge John McConnell Jr., Boudreau pleaded guilty to access with intent to view child pornography and possession of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Stephen Dambruch, superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police Col Ann Assumpico, Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent in Charge Peter Fitzhugh and Woonsocket Police Chief Thomas Oates.

In November 2015, as part of an ongoing investigation, members of the Rhode Island State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, Homeland Security Investigations agents and Woonsocket Police Department searched Boudreau’s home and seized several digital media storage devices, including a cell phone. A forensic examination of the devices revealed 750 images of child pornography. The images depict nude prepubescent females, including infants and toddlers engaged in acts with adult males, bondage, and graphic and lascivious exhibition.

According to court records, Boudreau was convicted in Rhode Island state court in March 2012 for second-degree child molestation and in January 2014 for possession of child pornography. At the time his of sentencing, for possession of child pornography in state court, Boudreau was ordered to register as a sex offender.

Boudreau, who has been detained in federal custody since his arrest on Dec. 29, 2015, is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge McConnell on Aug. 21.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Denise Barton and Richard Rose.